Lynchburg Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a short comment on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about best strategies to cope are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Palmer Chiropractic Center recommends the same…and adds see your Lynchburg chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Palmer Chiropractic Center shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


Now, let’s look at exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Lynchburg chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may provoking, but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Lynchburg back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go together. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is connected with decreased stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients who have back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Palmer Chiropractic Center watches every chiropractic patient meticulously during their entire visit door to door. Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Lynchburg neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Palmer Chiropractic Center is fond of these tests. Some of our Lynchburg chiropractic patients will be curious about what we’re examining when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from that position and note how long it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these tell your Lynchburg chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. Another analysis of similar studies reported that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Palmer Chiropractic Center improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured additional studies like these are ongoing, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.


Many trials have already shown that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and muscle strength. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and most critical stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased. Those players with low back pain exhibited significant change at rest. (2) Australian football players with low back pain were to have the same issue while standing and at rest. (3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Palmer Chiropractic Center has some exercise recommendations for our Lynchburg back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Palmer Chiropractic Center is ready to show them to you at your Lynchburg chiropractic visit!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Marc Baker on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. The value of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for back pain and neck pain patients’ recovery is showcased.

Schedule your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment at Palmer Chiropractic Center today. Let Palmer Chiropractic Center be part of your plan to maintain and enhance your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.

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